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Rafid Ahmed Alwan

AKA Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi

Born: 1968
Birthplace: Iraq

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Middle Eastern
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Hoaxer

Nationality: Iraq
Executive summary: "Curveball"

Iraqi national living in Germany, who fed tall tales of an Iraqi bioweapons program to US intelligence. His lies, cited as fact by US Secretary of State Colin Powell in a speech at the United Nations, provided public justification for the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, leading to the deaths of at least 100,000 people.

Father: (d.)
Wife: (div.)
Wife: (two children)

    University: Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Baghdad (1990)

    Burger King
    McDonald's
    Defected from Iraq (1999)
    Theft



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